Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.

Exhibit: A Celebration & History of the African American Vote: Exclusion & Inclusion

Sat, March 7, 2020 12PM - 5PM
Repeat monthly on the first Saturday, until Mar 14, 2020
Repeating on: Feb 1, Mar 7
This fascinating exhibit will look at the impact of influential African American’s in local politics from Winston Richie (First African American Councilman in Shaker Heights), and Peter Lawson Jones (Shaker Heights Councilman), up to Carmella Williams who was just elected to Shaker Heights City Council. "A Celebration & History of the African American Vote" will also examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Shaker to promote the election of Carl B. Stokes, and more!

This exhibit will be open to the public during museum hours from February 1st - May 31st. The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 11am-5pm and Sundays from 2-5pm. General admission fees will apply.